This report presents the findings of a review of the evidence on policy support for heat supply or infrastructure transitions in different European countries, and sets out to understand how relevant these policy lessons might be to the UK context for achieving radical decarbonisation of heat.
Heating and hot water for UK buildings make up 40% of our energy consumption and 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It will be necessary to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and to maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.
This infographic provides a snapshot of the key options for low-carbon heating. It accompanies the Committee on Climate Change’s 2016 report, ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’.
In a set of new reports, the Committee recommends that the Government vigorously pursues the full package of measures the CCC has identified in order to meet existing UK climate commitments at least cost.
This research, by UCL Energy Institute, finds that energy efficiency happens when it is strategically important, or “salient”, and that salience is strongly influenced by external drivers such as reputation and risk and also by the way different part of the organisation are connected and resourced.
This report considers the implications of decarbonisation for the future regulation of the gas grid.
Households have an important role to play in meeting the fifth carbon budget. This infographic shows how every household can help to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.
Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016. In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change …
There are three core scenarios for deployment of district heating (DH) to 2050:
The three scenarios reflect different levels of policy intervention to incentivise and assist the roll-out of district heating in the UK. For each scenario, we have presented the range of heat sources likely to be employed, the associated carbon emissions abatement and the abatement cost.